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Philippines / Elec. #548359

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 14, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States team said monitoring final round of vote counting in Philippines; Marcos-controlled parliament noted awarding election to Ferdinand Marcos over Corazon Aquino.

(Manila, Philippines: Steve Mallory) Roman Catholic Bishops' Conf. here said siding with Aquino and calling for nonviolent civil disobedience to protest vote fraud. [Conf. spokesperson Nestor CARINO - considers election fraud unparalleled in cntry.'s history; calls for nonviolent struggle for justice.] [AQUINO - praises church leaders] Aquino said using Sunday Mass to announce her plans to try and unseat Marcos. [Aquino spokesperson Rene SAGUISAG - is optimistic.] Funeral cortage today for murdered Aquino campaign aide Evelio Javier said following same route as that taken for Aquino's assassinated husband Benigno Aquino. campaign.'s theme song noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Mallory, Steve

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